United Way of Tarrant County has raised $33,750,115 in total revenue in 2013-2014 to advance education, financial stability and health. The total is an increase of almost 11 percent over last year.
Besides underwriting United Way’s “impact” work in those areas, the money will support partner agency programs, the 2-1-1 information and referral service, Area Agency on Aging programs, and homelessness services in Fort Worth. The revenue total includes just over $4 million of a grant received for a statewide consortium led by United Way for a network of “navigators” to explain to eligible uninsured residents throughout Texas their health coverage options through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
$20,500,000 of United Way’s 2013-2014 revenue, or 61 percent, comes from the United Way campaign that has just concluded. Leading the campaign were father-son volunteer campaign chairs Charlie and James Powell. “Every campaign year has its challenges, but I’m amazed to see the individuals and companies of Tarrant County continue to step up and support others whose lives are enriched and improved through the services of United Way,” said Charlie Powell, President of the Bank of Texas, Fort Worth Region. “I also want to recognize the outstanding support of United Way staff during the campaign.”
“Witnessing the generosity of this community, as well as the opportunity to work so closely with my father, has been a truly remarkable experience,” said his son James, Assistant Council for Transportation for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. “We are all blessed to call Tarrant County home and these campaign dollars will directly impact thousands of our friends and neighbors during times of need.”
Besides providing financial support for basic health and human services at dozens of local nonprofits, United Way of Tarrant County is investing in multi-year initiatives to make possible more on-time high school graduations; more low-income, working families who are financially stable; and more adults with chronic disabling conditions who can live healthy at home.
President and CEO Tim McKinney praised the Powells for their volunteer leadership. “Charlie and James have made history, not only for being United Way’s first father-and-son campaign chairs, but for being among the most committed campaign chairs ever,” he said. “They never hesitated to advocate on our behalf, and their passion for United Way’s work was contagious.”
The United Way campaign began last September and involved scores of volunteers who led United Way fund drives at hundreds of Tarrant County workplaces. This year’s campaign award winners recognized by United Way are:
Top 4 Largest Campaigns:
BNSF Railway Company $2,466,012 and labor unions ATDA, BLET, BRS, BMWE, IBEW, IAM, TCU, UTU
Alcon Laboratories, Inc. $1,900,000
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics $1,050,000 Lockheed Martin AERO Club and labor unions IAM Local 776, OPEIU Local 277, SPFPA Local 723, IBEW Local 20, FITU 900
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. $792,500 and labor unions UAW Local 218, UAW Local 317, SPFPA Local 256, BPEA
“Give. Advocate. Volunteer” Award: BNSF Railway Company Live United Award: Pier 1 Imports Special Event of the Year: -DFW International Airport Golf Tournament -Nordstrom Leadership Giving Campaign – Most Dollars Raised: BNSF Railway Company Leadership Giving Campaign – Greatest Increase: XTO Energy Inc. Most Tocqueville Society Members: BNSF Railway Company Most Young Leaders Society Members: BNSF Railway Company Most Women’s Leadership Council Members: BNSF Railway Company Most Hispanic Leadership Society Members: BNSF Railway Company Tocqueville Chair: Tim Carter, OmniAmerican Bank Young Leaders Chair: Chris Ballenger, BNSF Railway Company Women’s Leadership Chair: Sharon Leite, Pier 1 Imports Innovation – Large Company: DFW International Airport Innovation – Small Company: Balcom Agency Most Volunteer Hours: BNSF Railway Company Most Volunteer Hours (New): TD Auto Finance Employee Campaign Manager of the Year: Riz Chand, BNSF Railway Company Most Loyal Employee Campaign Manager of the Year: Ray Morgan, Traulsen/Kairak New Employee Campaign Manager of the Year: Cherie Ayala, Mouser Electronics Outstanding First-time Campaign: -Mouser Electronics -Access Midstream -Range Resources Industry Leaders – Arlington: General Motors Corporation Industry Leaders – Arlington: Labor Union UAW 276 Industry Leaders – Bi-County (Tarrant/Dallas): DFW International Airport Industry Leaders – Business and Industry: ITW Industry Leaders – Financial Institutions: Wells Fargo Industry Leaders – Food and Beverage: QuikTrip Corporation Industry Leaders – Healthcare: Texas Health Resources Industry Leaders – Independent School Districts: Fort Worth ISD Industry Leaders – Municipalities: City of Fort Worth Industry Leaders – Non-Profits: United Way of Tarrant County Industry Leaders – Northeast Tarrant County: Bates Container Industry Leaders – Oil and Gas: XTO Energy Inc. Industry Leaders – Professionals: EY Industry Leaders – Retail: Pier 1 Imports Industry Leaders – Technology: AT&T Industry Leaders – Technology: Labor Union CWA 6201 Industry Leaders – Universities: Texas Christian University 2013-14 Campaign Co-Chairs: Charlie Powell and James Powell